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Building a Cell  This activity is designed to introduce students to the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. 
By Land or Sea ó Comparative Anatomy  Students will explore comparative anatomy by understanding how nature has used the same genes to create diversity. 
Calculating Surface Area Under Pressure!  The primary focus of this lesson is to introduce the basic qualitative concepts and associated mathematical formulation for pressure. The motivation is to introduce the students to a physical application involving the measurement and/or computation of surface area, which is treated as a secondary objective herein. This lesson begins with a short presentation that qualitatively defines pressure through examples, in order to make it more tangible to the students, and then gives the mathematical formulation. There are then two quick computations practicing the use of the pressure formula, followed by two short activities that first require the measurement and computation of surface area in order to calculate either force or pressure given the other. 
Calculating Work with Force and Distance  Put your studentís minds to work, learning about work! This lesson introduces the concept of physical work. With many examples and easy to understand explanations it is a perfect introduction to work in physics! Included are worksheets for an experiment and Step-by-step guide on calculating work.  
Camouflage and Climate Change  Many animals have adapted to survive in a particular habitat/biome. The snowshoe hare is a prime example. It turns white in the winter to blend in with the snow. The recent changes in climate in the area in which they live are jeopardizing this species. With less snow on the ground and the snow melting earlier in the season, the hares are becoming bright white targets. Could they become endangered? If they do, how will that affect other organisms in their environment? In this lesson students will learn about the adaptations of the snowshoe hare, its plight, and possible solutions to the snowshoe haresí possible demise. 

The PEER Program is composed of three grants entitled "GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools", "Integrating Environmental Health Science in Rural Schools," and a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) entitled "Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools".

Major funding for the PEER Program is provided by John Deere,
National Science Foundation, the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
and the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).